Recycle Metals

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  1. Ruston

    Ruston Full Member

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    This is at the early stages of planning and gathering the materials I need to build this layout.
    I want this layout to have a scrap metal theme about it and where I think my Ruston will fit in well. The baseboard is from scalemodelscenery as I think they look nicely designed.
    The picture below is of the baseboard in question.
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    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    You`re up and away Ruston......:thumbs:
    Scrap metal and recycling is a good theme and a theme that can literally apply to the bits and pieces on your layout.
    There are all sorts of things from modern day life that can be recycled as scrap metal models on a model railway.
    For example.....damaged model cars of a suitable scale that can be stripped down to a shell, rusted up, bashed about a bit and so on. Old clock work clocks have a wealth of gears and cogs and axles in them......not all suitable, but you may be able to extract some that are suitable.......and so on etc.etc.etc.
    Just look around you and there will be all sorts items that will make good junk.....:avatar::avatar:
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  4. Ruston

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    Thank you guys. BTW great link Malc this will be a great source.
    The Baseboard is the main thing I am waiting for as it could be up to 4 weeks.:faint:
     
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  5. Ruston

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    Ordered my Hornby R3706 R&H 48DS 0-4-0 War Department Army No: 802 loco today from Peters Spares. Hopefully I should receive it tomorrow as it's being delivered by DHL, happy days.:cool:
     
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    Ooh so happy my Ruston arrived this morning.
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    Evening I have uploaded a mock up of my track plan to my recycle metals layout build.
    I have laid the track onto a piece of cardboard which is the same size as the baseboard, this should arrive next tuesday.
    My Ruston loco will come in from the left. The whole of the layout will be themed around a scrap yard. I know you are probably thinking why is there a left hand throw.
    This is because I have seen a scrap yard in real life where it had a left throw which was operational in the past but not anymore.
    I'm looking forward to starting my layout build.
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  8. Ruston

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    While I wait for the baseboard to arrive, I started work on the fencing around the main part of the scrap yard.
    This will be corrugated sheets which you would offer seen around the boundary of a scrap yard. I made my own using the bottoms of foil dog food trays.
    These I find are ideal to scribe. I'm pleased with how they look.
    These will be painted with a light grey primer then weathered up.
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    What a great idea and resourceful use of material, I like it.:tophat::tophat::thumbup:
     
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    Thank you Paul. I have seen this material used in making trench warfare dioramas.
     
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    This morning I was able to add the grey primer to the corrugated sheets and This was then followed by its first cost of rust wash.
    I am happy with the overall result. When this is fully dried I will add a mixture of orange and yellows to the corrugated sheets as to produce a more intense rust look.
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    Afternoon the baseboard from scalemodelscenery arrived today. So I made a start building it, ready to pay the track.:thumbup:
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